4 Levels of French Fries: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published: 08 October 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of french fries. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which fries were the best?

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Comments • 5 026

  • Yoshikage Speedwagon
    Yoshikage Speedwagon  33 minutes back

    They don't even use the same equipment.

    • Franki Trkmič
      Franki Trkmič  1 hours back

      who the hell fries chips twice?

      • Todd Bross
        Todd Bross  1 hours back

        Calipso Queso sounds bomb af 🍟🧀

        • Vibhor Badri
          Vibhor Badri  2 hours back

          Damn the Indian chef is really beautiful

          • Kash
            Kash  2 hours back

            Not a single man, this video is sexist.

            • Ju Parisa
              Ju Parisa  2 hours back

              She told waaayy more science than my chemistry class

              • Ju Parisa
                Ju Parisa  2 hours back

                Who eats fries with fork?!?!?!!

                • August
                  August  2 hours back

                  *Chef:* Hey, I'm gonna make some fries for the movie.
                  *Friend:* Great, when will they be ready?
                  *Chef:* Next week.

                  • Anwesha Roy
                    Anwesha Roy  2 hours back

                    Palak give us your skincare routine girl

                    • aria
                      aria  2 hours back

                      level me:

                      step one: get a license or someone who has a license
                      step two: drive to McDonald’s
                      step three: say “can I have large French fries?”
                      step four: receive your fries

                      and you’re done! I hope you liked my recipe!

                      • R U Kitten me
                        R U Kitten me  2 hours back

                        As a belgian, I feel really offended seeing this

                        • Hansel Law
                          Hansel Law  3 hours back

                          WTF yall sauce your fries? Don't ever interact with me or my son.

                          • Robert Hernandez
                            Robert Hernandez  3 hours back

                            Once again the amateur is my kind of lady

                            • Maya
                              Maya  4 hours back

                              PLEASE have Claire From The Bon Appetit Test Kitchen on as a lvl three chef!! Or Brad

                              • Maya
                                Maya  4 hours back

                                bianca: I'm a level 1 chef
                                me 5 mins later: ok so that was a lie

                                • Gemma C
                                  Gemma C  5 hours back

                                  I’m eating quesadillas while watching the video, so I guess I should suggest making quesadillas. That would be interesting lol 🤷🏻‍♀️

                                  • AKAcheeriernos
                                    AKAcheeriernos  5 hours back


                                    • Jasmin Ramos
                                      Jasmin Ramos  5 hours back

                                      So you’re telling me that Biancas were the best according to the history lesson lol

                                      • Krissy G
                                        Krissy G  5 hours back

                                        Apple sauce? 😳 no

                                        • eksophia
                                          eksophia  5 hours back

                                          Why the heck do I watch this stuff when I'm hungry??

                                          • Sorensenator86
                                            Sorensenator86  6 hours back

                                            curried apple sauce:

                                            Ketchup committed suicide

                                            • BJ Murray
                                              BJ Murray  6 hours back

                                              Offered no information. At all. That would be of value to someone wanting fries. I'm missing the point, perhaps?

                                              • nobody 007
                                                nobody 007  6 hours back

                                                I like the level 2 chef's friesssss goooooosh

                                                • Scott B
                                                  Scott B  6 hours back

                                                  Give a legit taste test from average people on the street.

                                                  • ROYAL TAVARES
                                                    ROYAL TAVARES  6 hours back

                                                    I honestly love how the level 3 chef was informative and not all “ oh well I’VE BEEN A CHEF FOR 15 YEARS”.... idk how to explain it but she doesn’t seem stuck up. I really liked this video!

                                                    • manil amatya
                                                      manil amatya  6 hours back

                                                      Believe me level one looks really tasty thn others

                                                      • Rangga Andika Asril
                                                        Rangga Andika Asril  7 hours back

                                                        The amateur sounds pretty confident and the pro sounds humble lol

                                                        • boondockboy8969
                                                          boondockboy8969  7 hours back

                                                          idgaf.....the lvl 3 chefs food never looks appitizing. who tf eats fries with applesauce?

                                                          • loll l
                                                            loll l  7 hours back

                                                            The cring kicked I'm at 1:28

                                                            • sarabjit kaur
                                                              sarabjit kaur  7 hours back

                                                              "I really love potatoes." YES

                                                              • CanadianLoveKnot
                                                                CanadianLoveKnot  7 hours back

                                                                Mom I want french fries.
                                                                Ok they're fermenting right now, they'll be ready in 6 more days!

                                                                • CanadianLoveKnot
                                                                  CanadianLoveKnot  7 hours back

                                                                  The olive oil is more expensive than the fries!

                                                                  • キムレレ乇刀
                                                                    キムレレ乇刀  7 hours back

                                                                    why do the level one noob fries look better than the experts?

                                                                    nah something wrong-

                                                                    • Liv Smith
                                                                      Liv Smith  8 hours back

                                                                      "...they're double-fried and served with an apple sauce-"

                                                                      Excuse me WhAt??!

                                                                      • Flynn Patterson
                                                                        Flynn Patterson  8 hours back

                                                                        Level ones looked the best

                                                                        • SlimeYo06 MSM
                                                                          SlimeYo06 MSM  8 hours back


                                                                          • Braltimore
                                                                            Braltimore  8 hours back

                                                                            Level three has the look in her eye of someone who saw God, and long ago decided she hated him.

                                                                            • laman012
                                                                              laman012  8 hours back

                                                                              Me irl 10:40

                                                                              • Sleep
                                                                                Sleep  8 hours back

                                                                                10:42 SCHWING!

                                                                                • John Bickerton
                                                                                  John Bickerton  8 hours back

                                                                                  This was so boring! I thought they would be rated to see whose were best or at least taste each others fries or something.
                                                                                  I don't care about the science behind a French fry.

                                                                                  • Kier John Señerez
                                                                                    Kier John Señerez  8 hours back

                                                                                    If Emily was here, her french fries will be soaked in ketchup for 15 years.

                                                                                    *insert penny's voice.

                                                                                    • DoNot Need
                                                                                      DoNot Need  9 hours back

                                                                                      I wouldn't want to eat either one of these. They're fries! Why go through all that trouble? Onions, special sauces, brines? Whatever blows your hair back. I just put mine in the wok until they're browning, take them out and season them. Or once in a blue moon I'll make a beer batter for them.

                                                                                      • yeohthomas
                                                                                        yeohthomas  9 hours back

                                                                                        Ah right. French Fries has a lot of fat. By having anything that’s acidic, it will help break down the fat easily.

                                                                                        • Kevin K
                                                                                          Kevin K  9 hours back

                                                                                          I would think that starting fries in cold oil would result in more oil absorption. And can we stop calling home cooks "chefs"?

                                                                                          • Haru Choi
                                                                                            Haru Choi  9 hours back

                                                                                            curry apple sauce sounds disgusting. what is she doing bruh?

                                                                                            • Longhair Dontcare
                                                                                              Longhair Dontcare  9 hours back

                                                                                              Are we running out of ideas??

                                                                                              • Richard Nguyen
                                                                                                Richard Nguyen  9 hours back

                                                                                                Level 3 Chef: * mentions osmosis*

                                                                                                Me: *has flashbacks of getting straight C’s in H Biology*

                                                                                                • MREmusique
                                                                                                  MREmusique  3 hours back

                                                                                                  level 3 chef mentions osmosis... and makes a mistake in its actual function.

                                                                                              • bunetoff
                                                                                                bunetoff  9 hours back

                                                                                                Two of them were extremely annoying.